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This item is part of the Special Issue - 2019-09 - Blockchain in Utilities, click here for more

This September, Energy Central is gathering insights and thought leadership on the ways in which blockchain is changing the utility industry as we know it. Following recent successful Hot Topic issues on DERs, GIS, and others, this deep dive will bring together our Digital Utility group, Customer Care group, and Utility Management group to map out the ways in which rapid advancement and ubiquitous blockchain technology is creating new opportunities for innovative energy providers and unlocking opportunities for their customers. In conjunction with this trend towards blockchain becoming a critical tool for all utilities to embrace, we’re inviting you to share your knowledge, experience, and insights into how blockchain is being used today and how you see it shaping the modern utility of tomorrow! A special issue newsletter dedicated to this Hot Topic will be distributed on September 26th.

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Utility Professionals

We need your input! How is your organization utilizing blockchain technology to increase reliability, transparency, and manage data? What roadblocks have you hit as you’ve ramped up the presence of blockchain in your operations? This Hot Topic issue on blockchain in utilities is your chance to share you knowledge and lessons learned with colleagues across the industry, as well as share your vision for how blockchain is best used in utilities in the future. Share your successes, your challenges, and your insights on blockchain.

Industry Thought Leaders

We’re encouraging you to submit your timely and forward-looking insights into all blockchain topics as they relate to utilities. For example, consider submitting an article on the following:

  • How important is blockchain to coordinating data flows through energy systems?
  • What does blockchain mean for the democratization of energy production, distribution, and consumption?
  • Is the proliferation of peer-to-peer energy generation reliant on properly utilized and managed blockchain systems?
  • What sort of challenges might arise as blockchain is looked towards as a means for real-time power market transactions?
  • How do utility strategies towards electric vehicle charging stations align with the possibilities of blockchain?
  • Will blockchain revolutionize the market for renewable energy certificates?
  • How does blockchain technology fit into the goals of ensuring cybersecurity of the modern grid?

These are just a few ideas, so don’t feel restricted. We want to here your unique takes on how blockchain is set to align with the utility of tomorrow, so start brainstorming your topics now!

Solution Providers

We are offering special content sponsorship for this Hot Topic issue on blockchain, which is a great opportunity for you to connect with our vast networks in the Digital Utility, Customer Care, and Utility Management communities, who bring with them a combined audience of over 60,000+ subscribers. For more information, download the special issue guide now.

Getting Started

When you have your contribution ready, email your submission to with the subject “Blockchain 2019.”

Alternatively, you can submit your article directly to the Energy Central platform by hitting the ‘Start a Post’ button in the upper right corner of If you do choose to submit directly to the website, please add the tag "Blockchain 2019" (and there is no need to type in the # in front of the tag, it will be added automatically for you). Also, please schedule your post to go live on September 20th or later, rather than publishing it right away, as we want your article to remain fresh and new to the community for the Special Issue!

Deadline: Please submit your post by September 20th at the latest.

I look forward to reading your vision for blockchain in utilities and sharing the collective insights with the Energy Central community!

Audra C Drazga
VP of The Power Industry Network

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Richard Brooks on Sep 12, 2019

Thailand appears to be taking steps to employ blockchain technology for the PTT Marketplace with Energy Web:

"The marketplace we’re co-developing with PTT will help to connect the supply and demand that we know is there, while doing so with the data transparency, reporting credibility, and ease that is so important to emerging EAC markets.”

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Matt Chester on Sep 12, 2019

The blockchain tech is becoming more ubiquitous across the energy industry every day, it seems

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